Other Benefits and Services
The Bank/Fund Staff Federal Credit Union (BFSFCU) serves primarily the staffs of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. It has on-site offices and automatic teller machines (ATM) inside both institutions. In addition to deposit and loan products, the credit union offers a wide variety of the services that you would expect from a full-service financial institution. BFSFCU staff are particularly skilled in helping non-U.S. citizens understand American banking, credit and mortgage procedures and terminology.
To promote the health and well-being of IMF staff, the Fund provides access to exercise facilities in the HQ1 building. Membership is open for a monthly fee to all staff, spouses, domestic partners, retirees and summer interns.
The Bretton Woods Recreation Center was established by the IMF in 1968 to provide access to outdoor recreational facilities for Fund staff and their families. Bretton Woods’ 280 acres near Germantown, MD, offer a wide range of sporting facilities, including an 18-hole course, clubhouse, outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, soccer fields, volleyball/basketball court, miniature golf course, petangue course, jogging trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. Golf and non-golf family memberships are available for a monthly fee to all staff and retirees.
Parking is available for a monthly fee inside both headquarters buildings and in nearby commercial garages. Space is somewhat limited and interested staff may be placed on a waiting list until a parking space is available.
The Fund provides bike racks for employees who wish to commute by bicycle. Showers are also available nearby and in the Fitness Center.
The Washington, DC, metro area has one of the country’s most developed public transportation networks, including subway, bus and light rail services that connect the District of Columbia with surrounding suburbs. Subway stations representing various lines are within short walking distance from the Fund Headquarters, and the IMF offers incentives to staff who commute by public transportation through the Washington Area Metro Transit Authority's SmartBenefits program.
The Fund provides dining facilities in both headquarters buildings, including full service breakfast and lunch as well as a coffee barista.